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The Yanko Merino – Genetics that work

Posted at August 15, 2020 | By : | Categories : News | 0 Comment

Genetic trends – Merino select

Our involvement in the MerinoLink DNA Stimulation Project is ongoing and with this Pedigree and Genomic information, we are able to benchmark The Yanko’s performance against the national Merino Flock.

Looking at the MP+ index which best suits our breeding objectives, the graph below shows The Yanko 22.7 points ahead of the National Merino Average. With Michael Elmes’ assistance in selecting productive, well balanced sheep and introducing high performing external sires we are confident we will continue to see high genetic gains.

Sheep Genetics. MP+ Index averages by year.
Analysis dated: 21-Jul-20. * Blue represents The Yanko

Sheep Genetics. MP+ Index averages by year.
Analysis dated: 7-Jul-20. * Yellow line represents The Yanko